City College Nottingham

IT Course: ECDL Extra Level 2 (European Computer Driving Licence)

Description: The European Driving Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the internationally recognized qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence …



    The European Driving Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the internationally recognized qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills. ECDL has been designed to recognize individuals’ practical skills in using information technology in carrying out straightforward tasks in a range of contexts. This is a follow on course from ‘Level 1 ECDL Essentials’, which further develops individuals’ knowledge, understanding and application of ICT for use at home and at work.

    Awarding Body

    British Computer Society (BCS)

    Qualification Level

    Level 2

    Benefits of Course

    A nationally recognised qualification. Gain skills and self-confidence needed to access employment or further training.

    Entry Requirements

    This qualification is for learners who are existing/intermediate level users of ICT, or who have already accomplished a Level 1 ICT course and wish to progress to the next level, however, if you are seeking full ECDL certification, prospective students are advise to commence their learning with ECDL Essentials (see other information, below).
    To achieve successfully, you should commit regular attendance. You must be aged 19 or over on 1st September of the academic year in which you enrol. This course is not suitable for ESOL learners at Entry Level or below.

    Course Structure

    The NEW ECDL Syllabus 5, contains three mandatory units, totalling 16 credits of learning


    • Improving Productivity Using IT (4credits)
    • Presentation Software (4 credits)
    • Word Processing Software (4 credits)
    • Spreadsheet Software (4 credits)



    15 Weeks, 6 hrs/week (90 GLH)

    Career Opportunities

    Employment opportunities in the administration/ data entry.



    Costs and Payment Terms

    Fees for those not in receipts of means tested benefits are: £175. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, **practice assessment, **live assessment, and certification. Stage payments can be made on request. Over 60’s will be given a 50% reduction in fees. **price includes 1 practice assessment and 1 live assessment per unit. Re-sits or further practice assessments will attract additional charges.

    Fee Waiver

    Tuition is free* for learners aged 16-18, and for adults who are in receipt of eligible means tested benefits, provided that satisfactory documentary evidence is provided from the Job Centre, dated within one month of enrolment, except for a £10 *administration charge. If you are looking to enrol on Level 2 qualification and you possess less than 5 GCSE’s (grades A-C), and no other full Level 2 qualification, you may be entitled to full fee remission. For those not eligible for free tuition (details available upon request), our fees are very competitive and we offer a flexible instalment plan to enable you to make payments over the duration of your course.

    Assessment and Achievement

    All the 4 units must be achieved in order to achieve the ECDL Extra certificate. Competency in each of the modules is tested via on-line assessment under exam conditions. Centre assessment may be undertaken at any point during the course.

    What’s Next?

    ECDL Advanced (Level 3) / NVQ ITQ Level 3

    Other Information

    Additional Learning Support may be available to assist learners in achieving their learning goals. If you are aged between 16 – 19, you may be eligible for “Education Maintenance Allowance” (EMA), where a weekly allowance is paid to support you whilst you learn. If you are over 19 and on certain full-time Level 2 or 3 courses, you may be eligible for an “Adult Learning Grant” (ALG) where a similar allowance is paid. Ask reception for information at the time you enrol.

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